Cautious growth for city of Cape Coral

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - It's a cautious comeback. Cape Coral is seeing growth both retail and commercial. But the city doesn't want too much too soon.   It's all in an effort ..
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Collier school board to vote on cutting jobs, more furloughs

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Vanessa Ruffes

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - After having to reduce the budget year after year, the Collier County school district says it is facing the most significant cuts of all. On the chopping blo..
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Plans for hotel in downtown FM River District moving forward

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Anjuli Lohn

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Another big step is underway to turn downtown Fort Myers into a tourist destination. Plans to build a hotel in the new river basin area are becoming a reality.Twe..
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Teens charged as adults in Lehigh double murder case

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Two Southwest Florida teens will be charged as adults in the double murder of a Lehigh Acres mother and her 16-year-old son. The Lee County Grand Jury today indic..
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Old George Zimmerman MySpace page surfaces

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - On an old, long-unused MySpace page, Trayvon Martin shooter George Zimmerman made some disparaging comments about Mexicans and also referred triumphantly to his escape..
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Florida Gov. Scott picks oranges on 'work' day

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FELLSMERE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has gotten to work in one of Florida's most iconic industries.    Scott did his ninth "Let's Get to Work" day picking and proc..
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Efforts to change Lee Co. government ruffles Republicans

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Mike Walcher

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- State representative Matt Caldwell is leading an effort to change the way Lee county leaders are elected. He's making recorded, 'robo-calls' to local households, ..
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LCSO seeks identities of lottery ticket thieves

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.- On Monday, at 2:42 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported theft of lottery tickets at the Circle K Gas Station, located at 1181 Hom..
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Bucs sign paralyzed former Rutgers player LeGrand

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - To put it mildly, Rutgers' Eric LeGrand was surprised when his former coach called to let him know the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were interested in signing the paraly..
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13 charged in hazing death of FAMU band member

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A prosecutor says most of the 13 people charged in the death of Florida A&M university drum major will face a felony hazing charge.    The p..
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NFL suspends 4 players for Saints' bounties

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma was suspended without pay for the entire 2012 season by the NFL, one of four players punished Wednesday for participating in the team's..
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Training for Lee Co. fire departments tests skills

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- When kids learn about fire safety, they're reminded to stop, drop, and roll, but for firefighters, its much more complex. When battling 1,000-degree flames, crews..
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Leaders study the impact of allowing alcohol on FMB

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.- Whether or not to allow booze on the beach is an ongoing issue for members of the Fort Myers Beach Town Council. They have tried to decide the issue on two ..
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Lawmaker warns of Fla. university quality decline

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - House Education Committee Chairman Bill Proctor says it's inevitable the quality of Florida's universities will erode due to budget cuts and a tuition veto..
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Report: man spits in deputy's face, charged with battery

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Lynn Bauer, a 42-year-old male inmate at the Lee County Jail, was charged with battery after he allegedly grabbed a corrections deputy and spit in his face. Accor..
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Trooper warned lieutenant of smoke in deadly I-75 Crash

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Amanda Hall

Dash cam audio illustrates a trooper warned his superior not to reopen the highway ahead of January's deadly I-75 pileup outside of Gainesville. WINK News has obtained dashcam audi..
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Lee Co. School Board faces $15 million budget deficit

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: David Bodden

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County school officials got their first official look at next years school budget on Tuesday. In it, they learned that next year the district is facing a $15..
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Teen suspects leave $3,000 in damages to Englewood home

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ENGLEWOOD EAST, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested two teen boys for burglarizing an Englewood East home and doing $3,000 in damages. A 13-year-old and 14-year-ol..
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Scott refuses to ban guns during RNC convention

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott has refused a request to prohibit the carrying of guns in downtown Tampa during the Republican National Convention this summer.    ..
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Terri Schiavo foundation moves north

Updated 2 yearss ago   
By: Chel Bell

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Terri Schiavo's family members have moved the foundation they started after her death from St. Petersburg to Philadelphia.    Her brother..
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